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BY 109: Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution: Library Resources


Welcome! Here are some library resources that will help you with your assignments in BY 109.
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Tips for Finding Articles

  • Combine your keywords using "Advanced Search." See this handout for HawkFind instructions.
  • If you aren't finding good results with HawkFind, switch to a subject specific database.
  • Once you find a useful article, find additional articles by looking at the references. You can also enter the article title into Google Scholar to find articles that have cited your original article. See this handout for instructions. If you use Google Scholar, remember to check for peer-review using Ulrichsweb.
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Check for Peer-Review

Not sure if a particular journal is peer-reviewed? Check out Ulrichsweb. This database (also found in the A-Z database list from "Quick Links" on the library website) provides detailed information on publications. Look for the referee icon to indicate it is a peer-reviewed journal.

The black and white “ref jersey” icon below indicates that Higher Education is a peer-reviewed journal, but Education Week is not.


Full-text Access

Many databases provide full-text access to journals. However, you can use the GET ARTICLE icon to search for full-text coverage of the title you need in one of the other databases. If no access is available, you can request and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for the materials.

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